While many orthodontic treatments can commence during the teenage years, some children require earlier intervention in order to prevent problems from worsening, take advantage of growth, and increase the success of treatment later on.
Many orthodontic treatments are provided during the teenager years, once the permanent teeth are all present. This usually involves Braces or Invisalign to align the teeth and correct the bite relationship.
It is never too late to seek orthodontic treatment. Dr. Kader treats many adult patients with Braces or Invisalign, whether it be for full comprehensive treatment, or for a limited treatment in conjunction with other dental treatments such as implants, crowns or veneers.
Dr. Kader offers patients the choice of tooth-colored Ceramic Braces, Metal Self-Ligating Braces (no elastic ties needed), or braces that can have colored ties. Each system of braces has its own advantages, and Dr. Kader can review these with you and help to recommend if one type is better suited for you.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment modality that is a more esthetic alternative to regular braces, involving a series of custom-fabricated, clear, removable aligner trays. The aligners gradually move the teeth and are changed at prescribed intervals.
Regardless of which type of orthodontic treatment is performed, teeth have a tendency to move back toward their original position following treatment, and retainers are therefore provided to hold the orthodontic correction.